Gold ducat Latin Quotes - Veritas vincit proof

Gold ducat Latin Quotes - Veritas vincit proof

Stock state
In stock
Date of issue
November 2022
430.00 EUR
including VAT

The product can also be purchased directly in the stores of the Czech Mint

Latin Quotes

The gold ducat of the Czech Mint "Veritas vincit" from the free cycle called Latin Quotes is an original gift for everyone who values truth.

The historical motto
"Truth prevails" is inseparably linked to modern Czechoslovakia and Czech statehood. However, its origin dates back to the 15th century. In 1413, the master Jan Hus, who became famous as one of the fathers of the Christian Reformation, wrote to John of Rejštejn that "truth conquers all" - "super omnia vincit veritas". In 1415, from his prison in Constance, he sent the following message to his fellows at Prague University: "Stand in the known truth, which triumphs over all things and has power for ever." Devotion to the truth ultimately cost the reformer his life, but it ignited a flame of defiance that gave the people hope for change. Hus' faithful followers then followed the motto "God's truth prevails" - "Veritas Dei vincit". The fighters for the independence of Czechoslovakia, who were similar to the medieval Hussites in many ways, revived the motto five centuries later. When Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk returned to his liberated homeland in 1918, he arrived with flags bearing the inscription "Truth prevails". Since 1920, this motto has been part of the standard of our presidents, one of the official state symbols of the republic.

Medal maker
Mgr. Petr Horák dedicated the obverse side of the ducat to the heraldic lion that symbolizes Czech statehood. The reverse side commemorates the burning of the master Jan Hus, whose figure is stylized in the shape of a Hussite chalice.

The ducat is placed in a
gift box. It includes an supplement which explains in words and pictures the origin of the Latin quotation.


Collectors set
Czech mint
Author of the obverse
Mgr. Petr Horák
Author of the reverse
Mgr. Petr Horák
Numbered issue
986 / 1000
3.49 g
20 mm
Šedý papírový box
Czech Mint